What the press made of the score-draw against RoversThe Sentinel
CREWE had to settle for a point at home to Doncaster Rovers despite taking a first half lead.
Uche Ikpeazu had given a first half lead but Doncaster hit back with 10 minutes to go as James Coppinger levelled it up.
Steve Davis opted to start both Uche Ikpeazu and Nicky Ajose at the head of the Alex attack and James Baillie returned at right wing back with Ollie Turton moving in to a three man midfield alongside Anthony Grant and Jamie Ness.
The two new loan signings were certainly looking lively on their debuts and bringing a presence which Crewe hadn’t seen so far this season.
Uche Ikpeazu bagged for Crewe Alex just thirty minutes into his return to the club as the Railwaymen claimed a 1-1 draw at home to Doncaster Rovers.
Ikpeazu opened the scoring on the half-hour mark, using his left foot to sweep the ball low at close range, moments after a handball appeal in the penalty area against the visitors.
Crewe’s attempt to win their first game in the last five matches was spoilt after Donnie’s captain, James Coppinger scored from a rebound off reds goalkeeper Ben Garratt with eight minutes left on the clock.
One of the away fans threw a red flare onto the pitch moments after the equalizer interrupting play for several minutes with no one injured and police escorting a Rovers supporter out of the stadium.
Seven minutes were added at the end of the match giving both sides a good chance to grab the winner but no last minute dramas.
The Railwaymen remain bottom of League One with 16 points after 19 games while Rovers stay in 16 place 6 points (22 points) clear from the reds.
Doncaster Free Press
James Coppinger struck late in the second half to rescue a point for Doncaster Rovers at League One bottom side Crewe Alexandra.
On-loan Watford striker Uche Ikpeazu had fired Crewe into the lead on the half hour.
But just when the Railwaymen thought they had taken the sting out of Rovers, Coppinger pounced from close range to earn the visitors a point.